New technologies (specifically Rails 1.0, MySql 5)

software development

#1

How long does it usually take for Dreamhost to adopt newly released versions of the products they support? Specifically, MySQL has released version 5, and Rails 1 is coming out soon. What time frame should I anticipate for seeing these available for existing dreamhost accounts?

This question mainly came to mind because I really want to be able to implement views in my database, and MySql only started supporting that as of version 5.


#2

As far as Rails goes, they’ve been staying pretty current, with 0.14.2 currently installed.

I think MySQL will be different though as it’s probably substantially harder to upgrade. I couldn’t say on that one.

-Tom Wilcoxen
convergent arts


#3

Lot of changes from MySQL4.1 to MySQL5. Don’t expect any MySQL5 upgrades anytime soon. It took DH two years to upgrade to MySQL4.1. :frowning: